Sunwing by Kenneth Oppel

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Shade, a young Silverwing bat in search of his father, discovers a mysterious Human building containing a vast forest. Home to thousands of bats, the indoor forest is as warm as a summer night and teeming with insects to eat. And through the glass roof, the bats can finally see the sun, free from the tyranny of the deadly owls.
Is this Paradise the fulfillment of Nocturna's Promise to return the bats to the light of day? Shade and his Brightwing friend Marina aren't so sure. Shade has seen Humans enter the forest and take away hundreds of sleeping bats for an unknown purpose. And where is Shade's father?
It isn't long before Shade and Marina are swept up on a perilous journey that takes them to the far southern jungle -- the homeland of Goth, now king of all the Vampyrum Spectrum: cannibal bats with three-foot wingspans. With the help of an abandoned owl prince and General Cortez's rat army, Shade must use all his resourcefulness to find his father -- and stop Goth from harnessing the dark powers of Cama Zotz to create eternal night.
In this thrilling continuation of Shade's saga, Kenneth Oppel recaptures the adventure and poignancy of Silverwing, which Smithsonian magazine called "a tour-de-force fantasy," and takes it to a new level of excitement.
 

About Kenneth Oppel

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Kenneth Oppel has published more than fifteen books for children. In 1995, he won the Air Canada Award for the best Canadian writer under the age of thirty. Formerly the Books for Young People Editor at Quill & Quire magazine, he now writes full time. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and children.
 
Published March 4, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 279 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a race against time, bats, rats, and owls join to escape the humans’ clutches and to stop Goth, a cannibal bat, who is attempting to conquer the bat world with the help of the evil god, Zotz.

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He got to make his books shorter Remarks I have not read the whole book, but so far its the best book I ever read!

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ABC Perth

kyle thomas rates it 5 out of 5 -- sunwing and silverwing are two of the best and i mean the best books i have ever read and i tried to contact you to find out what else you have written Lisa rates it 5 out of 5 -- This was an awesome book!

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